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Buvid selected for WBCA Hall of Fame
Times photo: Marissa Weiher Monroe junior varsity coach Dale Buvid watches during Monroes game against Lena-Winslow Tuesday.
MONROE - Longtime Monroe high school teacher and coach Dale Buvid has received another high honor - this time from the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association.

Buvid, a hall of fame coach for girls softball, was selected by the WBCA as an assistant coach honoree into the WBCA Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame has multiple sections, which include wings for former players, head coaches, assistant coaches, officials and "friends of the game."

"I knew that coach (Pat) Murphy had nominated me a couple of years back," Buvid said Tuesday night after his junior varsity squad held off Lena-Winslow. "Apparently it was good for a couple of years, because it has been quiet for a while and then a couple of days ago I got a call.

"It's certainly a nice honor."

Buvid is in his 40th season coaching basketball. He started at Menomonee Falls at the middle school level and freshman girls for two years, and then coached the Monroe girls junior varsity program from 1980-83. For the past 35 years, he has been the Monroe boys JV coach.

"I'm on my fifth (varsity) head coach now, and I've learned a lot from all of them," Buvid said. "You just learn and hope you're a good assistant, develop players and have some fun. I like to compete and to push kids."

Buvid said that paperwork will be sent out in February and that the Hall of Fame ceremony should be

sometime in early September.

"I've always told people that if you put in the time and have some moderate success you can get honors like that. And I put in the time - 40 years," Buvid said, chuckling a bit.

In total, Buvid has over 460 wins at the high school level in basketball and over 500 in softball.

"In basketball with the guys you can get a little more intense than you can with girls in softball. Softball is a little different because it's a slower paced game," Buvid said. "But I loved it. And I like this, too."